Good morning,
and welcome to our website


At the moment all face to face activity within the Society is suspended for the forseable future. From everyone's point of view this is not ideal, but our Forum and Facebook pages are working very hard to keep people in touch.

Although at the moment our shop is still taking orders, please bear in mind that the instruction to stay at home wherever possible can delay delivery of cd's, books etc. due to problems getting to the Post Office.

We are an active and forward-looking Society that brings together genealogists and historians with an interest in the area covered by the old Hundred of West Derby.


We offer a friendly active forum, networking opportunities at our group meetings, and a quarterly journal with news, advice and excellent articles about the people, businesses and events that made Liverpool and South West Lancashire what it is today. We also have a members' only section of the website where you can access our members' interests database, back issues of the journal and some other databases that have been provided for you that you will not find elsewhere. A year's membership to the Society is only £10 for UK residents (£15 overseas).


Don’t let your family’s story disappear into the mists of time, share it with us and send it to our journal editor– we publish interesting articles by members and non-members.

Join us for full benefits and know that ‘You’ll never search alone’ with your Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society.

Society Vacancies

We are calling for volunteers from within the membership to fill the following vacancies on our Committee.

Membership Secretary

The current holders of these positions are happy to offer training and support to their successors.

If you are interested in either of these, please email

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You will find links to our privacy statement and other documents at the bottom of the About Us page